Daniel Gueguen

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All creatures big and small… One has a certain nostalgia for the days of DG Industry, known as ‘DG III’. Back then, in the years between 1986 and 1992, the focus was on building the Single Market with the help of many directives, and DG III was the engine. The question of whether or not… » read more

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How should we celebrate 25th March 2017, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome? Many people are asking themselves this tricky question. In my own opinion, it would be better not to celebrate anything at all. I have no memory of any celebration in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the… » read more

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You will recall that last year PACT European Affairs published its booklet ‘Better Regulation: 10 graphs to help you understand’, providing a useful visual overview and analysis of the Commission’s Better Regulation package and what it means for EU public affairs. PACT has now updated its booklet in light of the new Inter-institutional Agreement on… » read more

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A century ago – I mean in fact the 1980s and 1990s – the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was an EU Institution with great influence. Closely involved in the initial reforms of the CAP and in the drafting of Directives (in particular food law) that helped create the Internal Market in 1993; a… » read more

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The Commission tends by its very nature towards bureaucracy. There is an urgent need for the legislators to rise to the challenge I was tempted to call this editorial ‘Organising disorder’. Perhaps I was dissuaded once realised that six months of activity in a fiveyear mandate is not enough to judge the new team –… » read more

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The Commissions’ draft interinstitutional agreement: good intentions but it does not meet the real needs Successive delays in the publication of the draft interinstitutional agreement (IIA) have inevitably led to leaks. With interservice consultations underway, the text is being commented on and validated before its expected submission to the College of Commissioners on 19 May.… » read more

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